Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2022 – The Phoenix Suns continue to be the best team in the NBA as of the moment and they intend to finish with the best record in the league after the season. This team is about to go up against an old foe in the Chicago Bulls this coming Friday, March 18. Both teams are expected to battle at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NBA TV has the game televised at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and the same feed can be seen through an online live stream in NBA League Pass. The Phoenix Suns are expected by NBA betting lines to put on a show at home and defeat the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2022
|When:||March 18, 2022 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Bringing out the pinstripes in Phoenix.
⏰: 9 pm CT
📺: @NBCSChicago & @NBATV
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— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 18, 2022
Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2022 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls were once at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference standings and they now find themselves fifth with their record at 41-28. This team has lost back-to-back matches against the Phoenix Suns while the most recent was a blowout against the Utah Jazz, 110-125. DeMar DeRozan did his part providing the team with 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds while Zach LaVine tallied 33 points while dropping five three-pointers. Nikola Vucevic finished with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds but it was not enough to keep up with the red-hot Utah Jazz.
Players to watch: DeMar DeRozan SF 60 GP 59 GS 34.7 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.4 DR 2.8 REB 2 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 14.91 PER
Zach LaVine SG 65 GP 65 GS 36.1 MIN 27.9 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 5.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2.2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 23.90 PER
Nikola Vucevic C 56 GP 56 GS 34.8 MIN 24.8 PTS 0.3 OR 4.5 DR 4.8 REB 4.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.56 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns are still on top of the NBA standings with their record of 56-14 and are on pace to reach 60 wins first than any other team. They are very much above everyone else as the Memphis Grizzlies come in second with 48-22. What is amazing for the Suns is that they are winning without premier point guard Chris Paul. Cameron Payne has been filling in the starting PG role and he has the support from their young star players in DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker. Jae Crowder has been the veteran voice in the Suns’ locker room with Paul still nursing an injury.
Players to Watch: Devin Booker SG 59 GP 59 GS 34.3 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.7 OR 4.4 DR 5.1 REB 4.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 2 AST/TO 20.94 PER
Deandre Ayton C 49 GP 49 GS 29.4 MIN 17 PTS 2.5 OR 7.4 DR 9.9 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.5 TO 2.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 22.55 PER
Chris Paul PG 58 GP 58 GS 33 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.3 OR 4.2 DR 4.5 REB 10.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 4.5 AST/TO 21.06 PER.
Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/18/2022 Betting Numbers
Chicago are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
Bulls are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Phoenix.
Chicago are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Chicago are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Chicago are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games.
Phoenix are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games at home.
Phoenix are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Suns are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Phoenix are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in March.
Zach LaVine SG Knee is probable Friday vs Phoenix
Lonzo Ball PG Knee is out indefinitely
Patrick Williams SF Thumb is out for season
Chris Paul PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Jae Crowder SF Groin is “?” Friday vs Chicago
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Dario Saric PF Knee is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson SG Quad is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Chicago
|Chicago Bulls||Phoenix Suns|
|37-31-1||Against the Spread||38-32-0|
|112||Points per Game||114|
|Points Allowed per Game|
Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
This is going to be another win for the Phoenix Suns according to the best online sportsbook and they will look to put on a show at home against the Chicago Bulls. The Suns are just too deep and stable for the Bulls to handle.
Moneyline:The Suns at their home court are given an ML of -286 while the Bulls are +225 on the road.
ATS:A huge eight points is between both teams across the spread with the Bulls given the +8 while the Suns are -8.
TOTALs:The total for this game is pegged at 232 points with the Bulls going over and the Suns are under.
Score Prediction: 127 – 115, Suns